As a church school we see the teaching of R.E. as an important and integral part of our school life.
We have adopted the Manchester Diocesan Board of Education syllabus for Church of England schools as the basis for our R.E. teaching for the following reasons:
1. It provides a good balance between the teaching of Christianity and other faiths.
(However as a church school the major emphasise of our R.E. is Christian based.)
2. It provides a good basis of information allowing staff to teach all areas with sensitivity and knowledge.
3. The scheme ensures the teaching of RE is progressive and allows staff to focus in on aims and objectives.
4. We believe it gives children the skills, knowledge and experience to make informed choices in their own exploration of life and faith.
5. The syllabus allows children to become questful learners to discover more about themselves, others, the world and God.
1. To learn about (explicit) and from (implicit) religion.
2. To teach the Christian faith in a positive way.
3. To encourage others to explore the Christian faith.
4. To explain the meaning of other faiths and to promote respect for them.
5. To encourage the children to recognise and value the faith of others.
6. To promote spiritual, moral, social, cultural and mental development.
7. To consider questions of the meaning and purpose of life, develop children’s sense of identity and belonging and thus preparing them for life as citizens in a plural society.
Our Christian Values are Compassion, Respect, Care, Love and Forgiveness.